Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Great Weekend and the Great Pumpkin Patch

Dear Ladybug,

We did it! We did it! Mommy finished Term I of her second year at Troy. Thanks to your hugs and Daddy's patience and help, I managed to finish 41 pages for my term papers, and 8+ pages of essays for my tests. It was a lot of work, but hopefully it will pay off later.

To celebrate we all a "normal" weekend. Mommy bought groceries, cleaned the house, and straightened up all the madness that commenced while I had been studying. Daddy went to his math class, and then later that afternoon we all went to Oma's house to pick up your Aunt Cindy's old car. (She bought another one recently, and told your Daddy that he could have the car since he helped her so much.) After we all talked to Oma and Cindy for a while, Daddy had to go back to work for a few minutes to relieve one of his employees, so you and I stayed at Oma's and listened to the Alabama game. (We beat the tar out of Ole Miss.)

The next day we all went to Sunday school and church. All the ladies in the nursery love having you in Sunday school, and they go on and on about your nice hugs. (You call them "hums," and usually yell "I wan hum" with your arms spread out like you're about to take flight.)You seem to really enjoy yourself too. Your favorite part is singing. We ran late this last Sunday, so when we got there they were singing the "Fruit of the Spirit." Needless to say you forgot that your Daddy and I were even in the room. :)

After church we had lunch at Brother Zeke's Bar-b-que. It was yummy, but of course you hardly ate anything. You have gotten to be quite picky in your eating, and so you didn't touch your grilled cheese, and kept talking about how "hot" your french fries were. (I think that you think that anything warm is hot.) We drove home and on the way had a flat tire. 'Gotta love it! You slept through the entire ordeal, and after Daddy put on the spare we all went home and had a family nap. It was wonderful.

On Monday you and I delivered your treat bags to your daycare class for the Fall Festival. I had stayed up late making bags filled with Halloween Peeps, Hershey bars, and graham crackers. We mailed off some bills, went to the bank, and then we went to the store. At around 11 we drove to Gardendale to meet Oma, ate some lunch at a Mexican restaurant, and then went to the Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden, AL.

You had so much fun. You pretty much ran around in circles for the first 20 minutes, and then you finally settled down enough to take a few pictures.

"I sees you!"

You loved the petting zoo and your favorite animal was the pony which you call "horsey," but were a little unsure of the tractor train. You just sat there giggling nervously. You weren't a fan of the bouncy. You loved it, until you fell the first time, and then you were pretty much over it. (I guess that its good that we aren't having a bouncy party for your birthday this!)

We all took the covered wagon to pick out a pumpkin and then you played in the hay while we waited for the wagon to make it's way back to pick us up. Needless to say you got a little!

All in all it was a great Autumn day, spent with good family. Oh, and the homemade spaghetti that we ate with your Daddy was pretty awesome too.



P. S. You need to slow down on that whole growing thing. I just don't understand how you got so big, so fast!